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Monday, May 28, 2012

PIC OF THE WEEK - MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES

I hope you all are having a nice holiday so far. Cookouts, picnics, pool parties and riding... it's all good, as long as we remember...

THANK YOU... to the fighting men and women who protect this country, so we can enjoy these things with our friends and family.  Today is a day to honor those who died for these freedoms.

MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES
Papa J... the handsome sailor
I think he was posing for my momma!
 I found two pictures of my dad posing on the ship he served on, the USS Saline County (LST-1101).  I'm very thankful that he did not perish while serving.  I'm the person I am today because of his influence in my life. I'm so proud to be his daughter, and I think it's totally cool that I followed his footsteps and served in the Navy.  Two of my brothers served also.  One with the US Army, and one with the US Air Force.  My third brother was smart, and went to college.  We're very proud of him and we always teased that he went to school to assure mom and dad that they had at least one kid with some brains.

Uncle Larry, back row second from right. Uncle Ron, kneeling, first on the left. Cousin Chris, kneeling center. Brother Mike, banner carrier on the left. My dad... large and in charge, saluting as the Drill Captain.
 This picture was taken right before one of Dubuque, Iowa's annual Memorial Day Parades.  The funny thing for me is, of the thirteen shown in this photo, I'm related to five of them. Three others were so close to my dad, that before I knew better, I thought they were my uncles too.

It can be said, I come from a very patriotic family and I'm very proud of it!

God Bless America... and Happy Memorial Day everybody!

Lady R

4 comments:

mq01 said...

happy memorial day! riding?!? is there a new baby in the house?
:)

wet coast bob said...

Lady Di:

congratulations !

you mean . . . you have a new baby ?

bob
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Lady R (Di) said...

Mq01,

Test ride fell through. :( But had a nice day of relaxing in the pool... and thinkin'. lol! (Lot's to think about these days)

Nothing to report yet.

Lady R

Lady R (Di) said...

Bobskoot,

Nope. No new babies... yet. Stay tuned though, you never know what may transpire!

Lady R